With this reissue of the original stories in a single volume, a new generation of children can enjoy Alice and Alistair’s adventures on Hawaii’s Hamakua Coast. Follow Alice Mongoose as she travels across the ocean, befriends the gentle and dapper Alistair Rat, starts a new business, and learns valuable lessons about life and friendship in her new Hawaiian home. The Alice Mongoose and Alistair Rat stories are classic tales of friendship, beloved to this day by children of all ages.
It’s Alice Mongoose’s first Christmas in Hawaii. She misses her family and is resigned to spending the holiday alone.Alistair Rat would love to spend Christmas with his best friend Alice, but he’s afraid that Alice has more exciting things to do than spend time with a solitary rat. Fortunately, the outspoken Cordelia Canetoad knows just what to do! The Alice Mongoose and Alistair Rat stories are classic tales of friendship, beloved to this day by children of all ages.
Alice Mongoose and Alistair Rat have a lovely lunch shop. Alice runs it during the daytime, and Alistair, who is nocturnal, manages the night shift. Everything is working well–until a helpful customer suggests that they put up a sign.Alice and Alistair agree that their lunch shop should have a sign. And they assume they agree on what the sign should say.When the delivery arrives, Alice and Alistair both have a bad surprise. They must work together and come up with an agreeable solution, and they learn that it is never wise to assume.
Alice Mongoose and Alistair Rat love to eat. And they love to cook together. Naturally, they decide to open a restaurant. How much fun it will be!
But on opening night, Alice and Alistair find that some customers are impossible to please, others are happy to eat everything in the pantry and squawk for more, and the entire endeavor is far too much for the two friends to manage. Their dream, they fear, has turned out to be a failure.
Fortunately, with the help of their wise friend Pennie Pueo, Alice and Alistair are able to find a happy solution.
The Alice Mongoose and Alistair Rat stories, by Mary Pfaff, “The Beatrix Potter of Hawaii,” are classic tales of friendship, beloved to this day by
children of all age